I LOVE to read! I mean, love it, love it, LOVE it!!!
I grew up watching my mother read ALL the time so it ended up becoming a beautiful habit of mine as well. Unfortunately, as I've gotten older I've devoted less and less time to reading.
I figured the best way to get back into reading would be to create a book list for the year. I sent out a message asking for some good books to add to my list and received so much feedback that I have created my list for this year and the next!
My initial plan was to read one book per month. But, being the thinker that I am I've included the approximate number of pages for each to determine how realistic that would be and decided that ten (10) books per year might be more doable. That will give me a little extra time for the longer books like Anna Karenina (one of my favorite's) and The Fountainhead (one I've never read and am a bit nervous about)! So take a look at my lists and let me know what you think!
2014 Reading List
- Made to Crave by (225 pgs.) – Currently Reading
- Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (534 pgs)
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Gree (318 pgs.)
- The Joy of Less by Francine Jay (296 pgs.)
- The Creature from Jekyll Island : A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin (608 pgs.)
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (864 pgs.)
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (298 pgs.)
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (416 pgs.)
- Brainwashed by Tom Burrell (314 pgs.)
- A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix by Edwin H. Friedman (260 pgs.)
2015 Reading List
- The Miseducation of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson (146 pgs.)
- Democracy at Work. A Cure for Capitalism by Richard Wolff (220 pgs.)
- A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer (184 pgs.)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (400 pgs)
- Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (256 pgs.)
- How to Be Interesting by Jessica Hagy (272 pgs.)
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (720 pgs.)
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (190 pgs.)
- Lean In by Sheryl Sanberg (240 pgs.)
- Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N. T. Wright (256 pgs.)
Through this exercise I'm hoping to rekindle my passion for reading while increasing my knowledge, awareness, vocabulary and writing skill! I'm also hoping to encourage Madison to read, by example, just as my mother did!
Check out my Couples Reading Lists as well.
Do you have any must read books that I should add to my 2016 list?
Add them in the comments below :)!